About us


an impression of our facilities

Looking for a space to enhance your education, get fresh inspiration for research, creative space for your (design-related) event... or just for hanging out with your study friends? We might just offer the facilities you need. See how you can utilise our spaces for education, research, (business) projects and the ever-so-necessary brain relaxation. 


Our lookbook provides an impression of the possibilities our spaces offer. Browse through the possibilities:

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If you'd like to make a reservation request, please contact us:

floor plan


IDEATE (max capacity: 200)

Part of the open space

IDEATE provides an ideal brainstorm setting. In this area there is space to explore and analyse the context and problem. Be inspired by lectures, scientific research and gather new insight to come up with new ideas. The Designlab stimulates people to participate with projects and to interact with others.

IDEATE is, as well as CONCEPTUALISE and PROTOTYPE part of the open space of DesignLab with a presentation screen. Therefore this space is also suited for presentations which are open to join by others.

LOUNGE (Always open, not bookable)

The LOUNGE is an area where students can relax and clear their minds. With the couches, magazines and ping-pong table, this space is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea from the KITCHEN. It is also the place for informal brainstorms and talking with people from other disciplines! This is a space where everyone is always welcome, therefore we do not reserve this... just join us!

CONCEPTUALISE (max capacity: 35)

Part of the open space

CONCEPTUALISE is, as well as IDEATE and PROTOTYPE, part of the open space. This space is suited best for translating ideas into concepts. Mobile TV screens, whiteboards and flip-overs can be used to present something to a project group and by using creative material groups can easily make small prototypes. This space is used for project work, collaboration, meet-ups, creating the first idea's of a protoype or other forms of education where no presentations are held. 

PROTOTYPE (max capacity 35)

Part of the open space 

PROTOTYPE is, as well as IDEATE and CONCEPTUALISE, part of the open space. This space is suited best for rapid prototyping and working within groups on projects. The space is adjacent to the eWorkshop and mWorkshop which makes it easy to switch between prototyping in the workshops and discussing with the group in the space outside.

Would you like to use this space for education, research or an event? Please feel free to contact us.

mWORKSHOP (max capacity: 15)

The mWORKSHOP provides all kinds of large machines and manual tools meant for all physical processing methods, such as drilling, sanding, sawing, etc. Students and researchers are asked to use their own materials, but can use small materials which are present if they like. Our TechTeam is  available to help you with making these rapid prototypes for research or educational projects. If you would like to use this space for a project, just drop in. If you would like to come with a group of students or researchers, please reserve this space and our TechTeam so you're guaranteed to have space.

eWORKSHOP (max capacity: 15)

The eWORKSHOP provides all the electronic equipment and rapid prototyping machines like solder, 3D printers and a huge laser cutter. By protoyping the concepts can be tested, evaluated and improved where necessary. For examples specifications about 3D printing or Laser cutting.

Our TechTeam available to help you with making these rapid prototypes for research or educational projects. If you would like to use this space for a project, just drop in. If you would like to come with a group of students or researchers, please reserve this space and our TechTeam so you're guaranteed to have space.

For assistance in the workshops our Tech Team is available to help in making prototypes for research aswell as for education that fits the philosophy of our DesignLab. 

COCKPIT (not bookable)

An office space for staff of DesignLab and DreamTeamers. 

PHILOSOPHYLAB (not bookable)

This is the place you might find Peter-Paul Verbeek working together with researchers on Philosophy of Technology, it's where he can gather with people to talk about philosophy technology matters. 


This is a TEST location where the Tech4People lab for VR, eye tracking and many of their other new devices to connect social sciences to the technological sciences.


This is where the robots are made and tested by a range of visitors!

(video in Dutch)

PLAYGROUND (for testing & fun)

This is the space with the black floor with sensors and beamers attached to the ceiling. For example, an electronical version of ‘tag’ (tikkertje) could be played here, by projecting a red circle beneath the tagger. This way an even more interactive version of the game is created.

EXHIBIT (for display)

To close the first floor tour, you will walk through the EXHIBIT space. Here products, prototypes, models and other accessories are displayed. Students from all study programs at the University of Twente are welcome to show their work here.


INVITE (max capacity: 15)

In order to receive high-profile people such as speakers, CEOs, and professors, INVITE is set up. Present here are a large table, a nice coffee machine and a large whiteboard wall. 

CAPTURE (photo studio)

This room provides the student with a photo studio! With a green screen, multiple flashes and a prototype photography table.

CONNECT (max capacity: 24)

Perfect for creative worshops and project group work. Due to the innovative shape of the desks, many different set-ups can be arranged. The room has white boards on two walls, giving plenty of space to write down ideas.

Depending on the set-up, a maximum capacity of 24 people can use this room.

SHARE (max capacity: 10)

This room serves as a brainstorm room and offers space for research. There are whiteboard walls which can be used to quickly write or draw some ideas. 


Theres is also a small kitchen where people can ‘re-charge’: grab a drink from the machine or have some lunch. There is also a charging cabinet available in that space, so you can recharge your electronic devices as well :)


To relax a little, there is this room called PLAY, with an airhockey table and some lounge chairs with a coffee table. It is meant to clear the mind, to be in a room away from the study atmosphere.


This room is part of a combination with INTERACT. From this room, researchers can observe research participants in the INTERACT room, through semi-permeable mirror. The mirror only works when one room is dark and the other one is lighted. 


As mentioned above INTERACT is used in combination with EMPATHISE. INTERACT is equipped with all sorts of technologies in order to do research. For more information you can contact technicians from Tech4People.

CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE (max capacity: 120)

The Classroom of the Future is particularly suitable for encouraging active learning. The remarkable, uneven setup of the room has a positive effect on the processes of:

  • teacher - student interaction
  • interaction among students in a group (collaboration)
  • interaction between/among groups

The facilities in the Classroom of the Future differ from the standard classrooms on various aspects that make some creative didactical methods possible. Also the aim for the Classroom of the Future is supporting new developments in didactical concepts.

Features of the Classroom of the Future are:

  • Plenary space (in the front of the room): you can seat a maximum of 120 students. There is also the possibility to use the video wall or use multiple interactive boards (three to four).
  • Flexible group spaces: enclosures for a group of students. They can use the interactive boards (also only for presenting) and regular whiteboards. The Interactive boards can be used as normal computer screen or as a wireless presentation screen (via wepresent software).
  • Software and applications: The software on the interactive boards is standard Windows software. For wireless presenting the Wepresent software is needed to make a connection.